The minimum wage in the Chinese capital Beijing is raised by 20% for the second time in six months, amid rising food costs.
2011 Chinese protests:Police in China show up in force in several cities after a call for a "Jasmine Revolution", and disperse protesters in Beijing and Shanghai. [http:--www.sify.com-news-protesters-gather-in-beijing-shanghai-news-international-lcurOdjfcii.html (Sify India)] [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-asia-pacific-12517909 (BBC)]2011 Iranian protests:Iranians are invited to attend a protest rally in Tehran and other cities in commememoration of the two people killed while attempting to demonstrate for better freedoms last week. [http:--english.aljazeera.net-news-middleeast-2011-02-20112197512326286.html (Al Jazeera)]Mehdi Karroubi, the opposition leader under house arrest, calls for his trial to take place in public so that people can "get to know the truth". He posts the request on his website since he cannot leave his house to personally deliver it. [http:--english.aljazeera.net-news-middleeast-2011-02-201122053957526278.html (Al Jazeera)]2011 Chinese protests:
Protests by Tibetan students against a new language policy making Chinese the official teaching language spread in China, with a demonstration taking place at the Minzu University of China in Beijing.